- Masks of the ancestors. Jonaitis, Aldona; Macnair, Peter // Natural History;
Describes the crafts and customs involved in the dance presentations of the Kwakiutl Indians. Consideration of the story of a legendary hero named Siwidi. The Siwidi legend; Masks used in the dance; Reference to the exhibit 'Chiefly Feasts: The Enduring Kwakiutl Potlatch'; Collections of...
- POTLATCH WITNESSES. // Alaska's Totem Poles;2004, p34
The chapter presents information on the potlatch ceremony of the Indians in Alaska. Certain persons were selected to receive a boost in social status during the ceremony. The author also presents the role of witnesses in the ceremony.
- SHARING THE Box of Treasures. Wyels, Joyce Gregory // Americas;Jan/Feb2004, Vol. 56 Issue 1, p6
Provides information about the potlatch ceremony in British Colombia. History of the tradition; Role of masks in the tradition; Importance of the tradition to the identity of the First Nations people of Canada's North Pacific coast; Symbolic items in the ceremony; Views of Lilian Hunt of the...
- Potlatch Politics and Kings' Castles. Harris, Marvin // Natural History;May1974, Vol. 83 Issue 5, p10
Discusses how societies that focus on hunting and gathering have never made the leap into the struggle for power and prestige. Consideration of how Americans strive to climb the social pyramid; Role of status seeking practices among the American Indians who formerly inhabited the Pacific...
- Chapter XI: The Lodge Dance. // To the American Indian: Reminiscences of a Yurok Woman;1991, p145
Chapter 11 of the book "To the American Indians: Reminiscences of a Yurok Woman" is presented. It explores about the lodge dance or the Wah-neck-wel-la-gaw, which is considered as the most sacred festival in the Indian tribe given the fact that all disputes are to be fixed before it starts. It...
- Chapter X: The White Deerskin Dance. // To the American Indian: Reminiscences of a Yurok Woman;1991, p135
Chapter 10 of the book "To the American Indians: Reminiscences of a Yurok Woman" is presented. It explores the concept and traditions of the White Deerskin dance of the Indians which is held ten miles down the river with a fish dam and in which different bodies of flowing water in the dance...
- A Matter of Taste: One Man's Meat is Another's Person Sokolov, Raymond // Natural History;Oct1974, Vol. 83 Issue 8, p100
Focuses on cannibal societies. History of cannibalism; Theories to explain the practice; The ritual content of most cannibal acts; Discussion of endocannibalism; Recipe for cooking mammal brains.
- AN ANCIENT PATH TO THE FUTURE. McCabe, Suzanne // Scholastic News -- Senior Edition;10/23/2000, Vol. 69 Issue 7, p4
Focuses on the traditions that Native Americans are trying to keep.
- CEREMONIES. Coupe, Robert // Native Americans;2003, p18
Native American healers held ceremonies to cure sick people. The Navajo people of the Southwest crushed different-colored rocks to make large sand pictures on the ground during the ceremonies. They believed these would reverse a person's illness. People believed that dancing helped them hunt,...